Behemoth begins on a game reserve in Kenya where the game warden, Jim Thompson, finds a cape buffalo and three bull elephants gored to death. The animal that did it is unlike anything they know and, when checking the prints left behind, the animal is identified as a distinct relative of a triceratops. In another part of the world, after being dismissed from his university for his creationist beliefs, Professor Stephen Gregory begins an AFrican safari for an animal believed to be extinct (until now)… an Apatasauraus.
The book is one part Jurassic Park and one part creationist apologetic. It was an extremely quick read (I read it in two days) and had a lot of action (but little real character development). If you love a good Loch Ness Monster story or are a fan of Finding Bigfoot, you will probably love this book. Not that others won’t – it’s just that there are certain people who love a “monsters-area-real” story more than others.
That said, I enjoyed the book and encouraged my eleven year-old son to read it, as I believe he will thoroughly enjoy the book as well. I would give the book a solid 3 stars out of 5.